In our business, we require all employees to submit timesheets before our pay runs for ease of invoicing, accounting and processing pay roll. One of our part-time employees has been consistently failing to comply with this request. After making the request and following up with reminders and warnings on numerous occasions, we wish to take more punitive action. It has been proposed one approach to take is to only pay employees for the hours they have recorded on their timesheets, meaning this employee would not be paid. Are we legally allowed to do this?
A part-time permanent employee who works regular hours is entitled to be paid for those hours in full. Therefore, regular pay cannot be withheld if they fail to submit timesheets.